Berrien Co. Marine Unit Searching For Missing Man Finds Body In River

Jun 21, 2020

Credit Berrien County Sheriff

ROYALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A body has been recovered from a river in southwestern Michigan two days after a 45-year-old man was reported missing while rescuing a juvenile who was struggling in the water. The Berrien County sheriff's office says members of its marine unit found the apparent drowning victim shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday in the Saint Joseph River. The body was found about a half-mile from the area in Royalton Township where two adults and three juveniles were swimming Friday evening from a pontoon boat. The sheriff's office says when one of the juveniles began to struggle, the 45-year-old man jumped in the river to help. The man went beneath the water. Authorities searched Friday but were unable to find him.